Gray's Improved Genuine Ointment

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Aids in relieving the pain and discomfort of boils, minor skin irritations and abrasions, superficial cuts, burns, sun burns and minor bruises
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
W. F. Gray and Company
Physical Description
creosote (drug active ingredients)
oil of turpentine (drug active ingredients)
pine tar (drug active ingredients)
zinc oxide (drug active ingredients)
aluminum oxide (drug active ingredients)
phenol crystals (drug active ingredients)
overall: 4.3 cm x 4.1 cm x 2.2 cm; 1 11/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 7/8 in
box: 1 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 7/8 in; 4.445 cm x 4.1275 cm x 2.2225 cm
tin: 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: Tennessee, Nashville
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
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